This pendant is inspired by the jewellery of ancient Egypt. I’m hoping to add some colour eventually, but I think the copper stands alone beautifully. (Apologies for the grey background – lack of decent lighting, photoshop ineptitude etc etc!).
I’ve also added some new pieces to my gallery, so please have a look!
I’m really pleased with this design. It looks like a find from ancient Greece, or perhaps Atlantis? It has a beautiful shape and sits very elegantly on the collarbone and the aqua green and blue are a perfect complement for the warm, rich tones of the copper.
I made this using 14 gauge copper wire, so the central piece is quite solid and weighty. To create the antique patina I heated it with a blow torch until it was a glowing cherry red. The resulting patina is dark and chalky, with hints of warm orange.
Sterling and fine silver necklace, with a chrysocolla cabochon and beads of labradorite and blue-green apatite.
Copper wire necklace. Made using ancient metal-working techniques.
Beautiful and bright, these tribal inspired earrings catch the eye and play a delicate tune in the breeze.
For this necklace I created a texture plate using polymer clay and a ball stylus. Once my design was transferred to the copper, I accentuated it by carving deeper, recessed outlines. Post-firing I applied a liver of sulphur patina, polished it to a high sheen and finished with a handmade wire clasp.
Hello and welcome to my new website! I hope you enjoy my posts. I’ll try to be as informative as possible about my work, but please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to ask me anything. I’ll try to post whenever I’ve completed something new and I’ll also be adding a sketches and ideas section a little later on. In the meantime, on with the creativity!
P.S. Watch this space for news of craft fairs and where you can buy my work!